What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment for collagen stimulation. By creating controlled micro-channels in skin tissue, these treatments encourage the body to stimulate new collagen growth. As a result, age spots, superficial wrinkles, acne scars and skin pores can all be reduced. Not only that, but this treatment can also improve the absorption of serums that help your skin. Microneedling is a great treatment for maintaining skin health by stimulating collagen, giving your skin a refreshed and vibrant glow.
At Doctor Iggy Aesthetic Medicine, we offer three treatment package specials:
- Basic microneedling
- PRP add-ons
- Human growth factor add-ons
How does microneedling work?
Using a controlled method of wounding the skin, microneedling promotes instant healing. By triggering these healing properties, your natural growth factors are instantly released into your skin—most notably, collagen and elastin. Creating wounds in your skin when there aren’t any may sound like a dangerous or counterproductive way of making your skin glow from within, but it is far safer and far more effective than other more invasive skin procedures.
We will apply a Lidocaine numbing cream mixture prior to your treatment to reduce the likelihood of pain as much as possible, and you will be able to see an instant natural glow as soon as the procedure is completed. As your skin settles into its new look, creams, and serums will be absorbed with far more ease.
If you select the PRP add-on, we will draw a small sample of your blood to separate the platelet-rich plasma from your red blood and apply it topically during your treatment.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a non-surgical method for facial rejuvenation that utilizes your very own growth factors to stimulate healing and repair. PRP is obtained by drawing a sample of your blood and centrifuging it to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. Your plasma is loaded with your very own growth factors and other beneficial healing properties making this a 100% bioidentical skin treatment.
The resulting PRP is rich in fibrinogen and at least eight essential growth factors and signaling proteins that intensify the repair process within the skin. This is delivered into your skin during the microneedling process and is effective in repairing the wrinkles around the eyes and the mouth, as well as sun-damaged skin of the face, neck, chest, and hands.
Is microneedling with PRP right for me?
Microneedling with PRP is more effective than chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and less invasive than certain laser treatments. This procedure fits into the category of safe, effective, with minimal discomfort and downtime. A good candidate is someone looking to treat minor signs of aging.
It may not be the best option for you if you:
- Are pregnant
- Use Accutane for acne
- Have certain skin conditions (such as facial eczema or rosacea)
- Have a current acne outbreak
- Scar easily
- Have a history of poor wound healing
- Have undergone skin radiation in the last 12 months
Your provider at Doctor Iggy Aesthetic Medicine will assess your goals and together, you will decide if this treatment is right for you.
What are human growth factors?
Human growth factors are natural substances made by skin cells to maintain healthy skin. Growth factors provide firmness and elasticity to the skin, while also supporting the repair of damaged skin.
While the body does produce natural growth factors with a basic microneedling treatment, it is a good idea to add topical growth factors to a microneedling procedure as an alternative to using PRP as it provides additional benefits above that of basic microneedling.
Is microneedling with human growth factors right for me?
Almost anyone can benefit from microneedling with human growth factors. You don’t have to show extreme signs of aging before having treatments. Having the procedure performed early in life could lead to a brighter complexion later in life, too.
Adults of all ages can benefit from this treatment because it directly encourages the body to take care of is own skin. The old skin will be damaged, removed from the face, and replaced with new collagen-rich skin.
When should I expect to see results?
You should see stunning results in as little as 1-2 weeks. Your skin will gradually grow thicker, more radiant, and more beautiful. Skin quality is enhanced as is skin suppleness, giving you immediate satisfaction and quite a visible difference. The best part of all of this is, you will be able to return to your regular routine in as little as 24 hours.
Three sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart are recommended to achieve the best outcome. Those looking to address acne scarring or other more severe skin concerns may take more than 3 sessions for optimal results.
Request microneedling treatments in the greater Orlando area
If microneedling sounds like the procedure you’ve been dreaming of, look no further than our exceptional team at Doctor Iggy Aesthetic Medicine! We are a team of medical professionals who are dedicated to helping you find your most beautiful self. Request your complimentary consultation online or give us a call at (321) 972-2575 today.